SparkFun visits a team of highly-professional, amateur pyrotechnicians.

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There's no right answer whether or not to use modules or sub-assemblies; both options carry risks and rewards. Today I cover those options and what to consider when faced with this decision.

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It took a year to take a mess of wires, hardware and WiFi dependency and turn it into a new solution to monitor plants and the environment anywhere without a WiFi password. This is BLE-IOP.

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A re-creation of our Simon Says Soldering Kit using trampolines, spot lights and a ton of new sounds!

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Let's figure out just how fast we can push data through APA102 pixels. Then let's look at what we can do with super fast lights.

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This week I'm getting back to my OLED clock, and discussing the changes I've made.

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Kids love Minecraft and things that glow in the dark - here's a fun project to get your littles involved with electronics!

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Diamonds are... forever? My experiences 3D printing a translucent diamond theatrical prop for a choreographed piece with LEDs and capacitive touch sensing.

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How the project for this Enginursday went from a very involved asset tracking project, to a motorized fly vise which, thanks to a stock error, is now replicating a joke from a TV show.

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Remixing Anouk Wipprecht's Kitty Ear soldering project shared on OSHPARK and Shapeways.

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Using a ESP32 Thing and a WiFi camera to create a robot that you control from your browser.

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A classic control systems challenge is building an inverted pendulum robot. Today we'll discuss the theory behind the project.

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SparkFun Engineer Joel plays a melody on the second version of the digital handpan, aka the Touch Drum.

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Tsunami looping firmware is released, and connectable by MIDI. And why not MIDI BLE? It's done with the nRF52832 this week.

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Reflection is important, so let's reflect on some past, beloved Enginursdays.

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My experiences exploring wearables for dancers performing a choreographed piece.

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A few tips and considerations to help you get the most out of a trip to the annual showcase.

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As Andrew finishes up his fiber optic light suit, he's adding in gesture control. Let's see how it works.

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Sometimes troubleshooting requires you to think both literally and figuratively "outside the box."

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